Making Sense of Research: An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners / Edition 4

Making Sense of Research: An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners / Edition 4

by Pam Moule, Gill Hek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1849207798

ISBN-13: 9781849207799

Pub. Date: 03/13/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The Fourth Edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyze and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, Fourth Edition clarifies the subject by providing a

Overview

Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The Fourth Edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyze and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, Fourth Edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849207799
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/13/2011
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions
The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care
Overview of the Research Process
Ethical Issues
Searching and Reviewing the Literature
Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care
Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses
Sampling
Understanding Data Collection Techniques
Making Sense of Data Analysis
Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research
Disseminating and Implementing Research
Appendix 1. Critical appraisal framework
Appendix 2. Literature searching
Appendix 3. Four stages in critical appraisal

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